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in·vol·un·tar·y

involuntary

 
pronunciation:
ihn va ln teI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not caused or decided by one's own choice, will, or wish.
During a war, military duty is often involuntary.
synonyms:
compulsory
antonyms:
voluntary
similar words:
automatic, imposed
definition 2: not on purpose; without conscious control; automatic.
Breathing is an involuntary action.
synonyms:
automatic, reflex, unconscious
derivations: involuntarily (adv.), involuntariness (n.)
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